Angus Young

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1 Jan, 2015

Guitar World cover

Magazine Cover

Young appears on the cover of the January 2015 issue of Guitar World magazine. He talks about his band’s album Rock or Bust.

It was pretty hard. I was doing a lot on my own.

20 Oct, 2008

Black Ice

Single Release

The band releases the single, Black Ice, from their album with the same name. Young tells how the name of the song and album were inspired by his native country, Scotland:

It rolled off the tongue – it reminds me of radio warnings up north of black ice. It was deadly stuff.

AC/DC – Black Ice (Live At River Plate 2009)

24 Sep, 1990


Single Release

The band releases the single, Thunderstruck, from their album, The Razors Edge. Angus Young:

It started off from a little trick that I had on guitar. I played it to Mal and he said, ‘Oh I’ve got a good rhythm idea that will sit well in the back.’ We built the song up from that. We fiddled about with it for a few months before everything fell into place.Lyrically, it was really just a case of finding a good title, something along the lines of Powerage or Highway to Hell We came up with this thunder thing and it seemed to have a good ring to it. AC/DC = Power. That’s the basic idea.

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

2 Apr, 1981

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Single Release

The band releases the single, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, from their album with the same name. Young gets the song title from the 1962 animated cartoon series, Beanie and Cecil, specifically from the cartoon’s main villain, Dishonest John, who would carry around a business card that said, ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Holidays, Sundays, and Special Rates’.

AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Live promo clip)

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